Opera North Youth Chorus (ages 14–19)

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COVID-19 Update: Following government advice, please note rehearsals will be taking place remotely until further notice.

The Opera North Youth Chorus (ONYC) gives young people aged 14–19 the skills and experience to become well-rounded performers.

As well as developing their singing voices and musicianship skills with dedicated vocal leaders in weekly sessions, members will work with professional directors and movement specialists to develop skills in drama and stagecraft.

The Youth Chorus will explore music from a range of genres, performing in exciting concerts locally and nationally throughout the year alongside professionals such as the Orchestra of Opera North and the Chorus of Opera North. Young people will also have the chance to take part in residential courses and tours. They will work with teams of experienced artists to stage full productions. Recent performances have included ‘Down in the Valley’ at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, ‘Dr Ferret’s Bad Medicine Roadshow’ at the Buxton Fringe Festival, the Tête à Tête Festival in London and ‘Pirates Revisited’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Entry is by audition, but we are looking for potential and welcome singers of all levels of experience.  Membership fees do apply to this project, but we are able to offer financial assistance to ensure that costs do not create a barrier to taking part.

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Price
£60 per term for the first two terms (£120 per year). Bursaries available
Venue
  • Online

Times
Every Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm during term time

Auditions
On hold until further notice. You can still register an interest

Any questions?
Please contact youthensembles@operanorth.co.uk

Youth Chorus Master | Nicholas Shaw

Accompanist | Elizabeth Jones

Opera North Youth Company 2020 / 21

The upcoming theme for Opera North Young Company will be young peoples’ responses to the pandemic.

The accompanying artist will be Alex Woolf, who is an award-winning British composer whose music has been performed by artists and ensembles including the BBC Philhormonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Opera North Youth Chorus (ages 14–19)
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